The Culinary Institute of America

  • The Best Education for a Successful Culinary Career

    Military Friendly® SchoolsSelecting a college is a big decision and finding a program that fits your career goals is crucial to obtaining a rewarding job. Our skills-oriented, specialized bachelor's and associate degree programs, and award winning faculty prepare you to step right into the industry. Plus, with the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, Yellow Ribbon Program, and four enrollment seasons (with 16 entry dates annually) from which to choose, the CIA's flexible year-round entry system makes it easier for you enroll when the time is best for you. Check out the six key criteria that can help you assess the quality of a culinary program.


    Foodservice Specialists—Get the ACE Advantage

    If you have 2.5 or more years of foodservice experience, why not optimize your education investment? The Associate Degree Program for Advanced Career Experience (ACE) Students is especially designed for experienced professionals, giving you the opportunity to get an outstanding CIA education—and degree—in just 15 months. For more information on this program and the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, please contact Admissions Counselor, Michelle Mullooly, at 845-451-1508 or

    Easing the Transition

    No matter which degree you pursue, you can always be sure that you'll benefit from the CIA's commitment to excellence every step of the way. You'll work in world-class professional kitchens and bakeshops where the atmosphere is structured and intense but exhilarating—making it an awesome environment for learning. We also believe that a vital part of college life is the time you spend after class. There are approximately 150 veterans enrolled at our Hyde Park, NY campus and the Veterans Club is an excellent way to connect with people who share your interests. The college also offers competitive sports opportunities—intercollegiate soccer, basketball, cross-country, and tennis as well as various intramural sports, fitness programs, or recreational activities. In addition, support services are available on-campus as well as at the Hudson Valley VA.

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